Navy and Bronze Dresser/Buffet
Description: Dresser/buffet painted in deep navy and drawers have a weathered look in navy, bronze and grey. The top has been stained in walnut. Metallic legs, hardware and trim give it a nice elegant look.
Thomasville Navy Weathered Dresser/Buffet
Description: Thomasville buffet/dresser done in navy with the drawers weathered in shades of peacock and cocoa. The top has been sanded and stained in deep walnut with a navy wash. 6 drawers work great with 3 more behind the door.
Taupe Vintage Buffet
Description: Vintage buffet painted in buff taupe with dark wax. The top has been sanded and stained in medium walnut and has beautiful curves. The legs and original hardware are in bronze. There were two really nice burled wood sections so we left them alone. One large drawer and 2 doors all work well.
Price: $468 ….JUST REDUCED $398
Deep Teal Buffet
Description: Smaller oak buffet done in royal peacock with dark wax. The top has been sanded and stained in walnut. Both doors open to a storage area with one shelf in the center. Original hardware in deep nickel. Perfect for smaller spaces in a foyer or dining room and great for a bedroom TV stand.
Buffet, Coffee Bar, Changing Table, or Foyer Table
Description: A new piece that could be a coffee bar, changing table, side or foyer table. Solid hard rock maple from Tell City Furniture painted in silver grey, distressed, and finished with clear wax. One large drawer and an open bottom area behind the 2 doors.
Price: $298…JUST REDUCED $238
Description: Buffet/dresser painted in shadow white and vintage olive with a very subtle dark wax finish to just accentuate the beautiful carved drawers and legs and give it a vintage look. This is a very unique piece that is a cross between French country and traditional. Original hardware in bronze.
Price: $418…JUST REDUCED $298
What is a Buffet?
It is an item of furniture traditionally used in the dining room for serving food, for displaying serving dishes such as silver, and for storage. They were first used in Sweden to lay out big spreads of food and drink, known smorgasbords.
Yes, There Is a Difference
Buffet, sideboard, server, credenza: Do you find yourself using these terms interchangeably? I sure do! After all, there’s so much overlap between these furniture types that a piece’s classification is often determined solely by its location in your home. Confusing, right? Oh, and have you heard of a huntboard? I hadn’t either, at least until reading this helpful Houzz design article that breaks down the details of these terms.
You might be asking yourself why does all of this matter? It doesn’t necessarily, especially if you already have a piece in your dining room that functions for you and meets all of your needs.
But if you’re in the market for a piece of furniture that you can use for storage and serving, you might as well know what you’re searching for, especially since many furniture manufacturers use the terms interchangeably.
Here’s what we learned about these four storage pieces:
- Sideboard: The distinguishing feature of sideboards, according to Houzz, are the short legs. The cabinets may also reach all the way to the floor.
- Buffet: There is no defining difference between a buffet and sideboard, but if the piece has relatively high legs, it may be referred to as a buffet instead of a sideboard.
- Server: A server is smaller, shorter, and more formal than a buffet or sideboard.
- Credenza: Historically a credenza referred to a piece of furniture with no legs and cabinets that reached to the floor, but many modern credenzas have legs. They’re likely to have sliding doors as well.